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5 Year Anniversary: Impacting 66,000 So Far

Five years ago, if you had asked me to envision where SLB would stand today, even in my wildest dreams, I could not have foreseen the astounding reality of positively impacting the lives of 66,000 individuals within this short span of time.

Today is SLB’s 5 year anniversary as a nonprofit organization.

Fatherhood – The Journey

My oldest daughter Marianna hit that age of seven where instantly they turn into a teenager overnight. I was failing in my ways of communicating with her or understanding the person she was becoming. My wife learned about these Self-Love Daddy Daughter Workshops. She thought it would be helpful for us.

Why I Finally Took Action on My Mental Health

Everytime I speak someone asks me, ‘why did you start Self Love Beauty’. In the beginning it was because of my own insecurities, lack of confidence and self-esteem along with not feeling like I belonged. Now it is about helping individuals have the tools to help them overcome obstacles and succeed.

In the transformation of taking SLB from an entity to a nonprofit organization, I too was going through a transformation myself. I was at a low in my life with my mental health and I was not even ‘struggling well’, I was instead just struggling. I was not my best self – meaning I was cutting corners at work, I did not have the motivation to exceed expectations and I was not the best friend or family member to be around…

Reflection of SLB’s 2023 Affirmation Day

I have participated in Self Love Beauty’s Affirmation Day in different ways over the years. Each year has been totally unique and I’ve loved it.

My first year I gave cards to friends, sent emails, posted on friend’s Facebook pages and sent text messages…

Sit With It

In today’s busy world filled with continuous noise, we often find ourselves consumed by a swirl of content around us; scrolling through social media while watching TV at the same time, absorbing small fragments of information.

In the midst of all of this content overload, we don’t really allow ourselves time to sit with our feelings – our emotions that sometimes bubble up. These feelings can often be the root and indicator of so much in our life at any given moment, and yet are often ignored due to the lack of time spent on them.

Seasons change and so do we

If the seasons can change without asking permission, so can you.

In a world as intimate as ours; we often think about the reaction of those around us before our own well-being. Time and time again I find myself thinking, “Will doing this make me seem cool? Will they like me if I don’t agree with them? Does this outfit look trendy?”

Validating our presence and place in this world is natural – and to do this we use the opinions, words, and actions of others.

4 Years of Impact: Self Love Beauty Celebrates an Anniversary

Happy four year anniversary to Self Love Beauty as a nonprofit and in September we will be ten years as an entity. Imagine a road bumpy with some smooth paths, then bumpy again, then smooth again – that is how the last four years have been. Last year I really

Practicing Self-love on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s important to remember that the best kind of love is self-love. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, Valentine’s Day should be a day to celebrate all kinds of love – self-love included.

Reflection of 2021 and Plans for 2022

Where do I even begin? 2021 was a tremendous year for Self Love Beauty and we are honored to have helped so many individuals grow in their confidence, self-love, wellbeing and support. To start, we ask that you join us in our movement! Recap of what we accomplished in 2021: